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Slack key guitarist Makana is set to bring his unique style to San Diego's Belly Up on Oct. 9.

Hawaiian slack key guitarist Makana set to visit San Diego

by Danny Dyer, Staff Writer // October 5, 2017

From traditional to modern, one of Hawaii’s most talented guitarists innovates a sound that has been at the heart of a culture for more than a century. After...

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English indie-pop singer Dan Croll wrapped up his North American tour at the Irenic in San Diego.

Dan Croll makes a stop in San Diego

by Danny Dyer, Staff Writer // September 27, 2017

Everyone eventually braves the shift from adolescence to adulthood, but not everyone can sleekly sum up such a rocky leap like Dan Croll. Hailing from...

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Les Femmes International Film Festival comes to San Diego

by Danny Dyer, Staff Writer // September 7, 2017

Feminism and filmmaking have steadily intertwined into a powerhouse movement. Such is the same with Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival...

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“Tom Gun Live: A Maverick’s Homage” entices Tom Cruise lovers through parody

by Danny Dyer, Staff Writer // September 6, 2017

He’s a star-spangled movie icon, and now he has his own play. “Tom Gun LIVE: A Maverick’s Homage,” is a spin-off stage parody of the 1980’s...

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Chicano Batman guitarist Bardo Martinez plays passionately during its set.

BeerX festival takes the stage

by Danny Dyer, Staff Writer // August 16, 2017

The piercing rays of the San Diego sun were drooping over the Pacific Ocean as local rock group Splavender finished its set. It was one of the six bands...

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MMA fighters risk their lives to ‘make weight’

by Danny Dyer, Staff Columnist // April 19, 2017

Mixed Martial Arts have ballooned into an international phenomenon over the past decade. Whether it is the cobra-like ground gyrations of Jujutsu, the...

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‘Viceland’ is a shallow dive into racial issues

by Danny Dyer, Contributor // February 15, 2017

Racial confrontation is the selling point for Viceland’s newest documentary series “Hate Thy Neighbor.” Hosted by bearded British comedian Jamali...

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It’s time to erase digital dinosaur Blackboard

by Danny Dyer, Contributor // January 25, 2017

For students, it is the revealer of grades, an informant for missed lectures and the nerve center of all valuable information. For professors, it is...

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